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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force acquires more Type 11 air defence systems

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force will acquire more Type 11 short-range surface-to-air missile systems, said the source from the government of Japan. Type 11 is a modern Japanese short-range surface-to-air missile systems currently in service with the Japan...

Japan shows new Type 16 MCV during Fuji Firepower

The Japan Self-Defense Force showed off some impressive defensive capabilities during live-fire demonstrations at the foot of Mount Fuji. The exercises, called Fire Power, are aimed at defending outlying Japanese islands from a hypothetical invasion....
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Japan implement a special radiological survey after North Korea’s nuclear test

The Japanese government adopted to implement a special radiological survey (collection of radioactive dust and noble gases) after North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb sparking a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The test was estimated to...

Chinese formation of Xian H-6 bombers fly near Taiwan and Japan

China's air force on Thursday sent formations of Xian H-6 strategic bombers near Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) and the Miyako Strait south of Japan's Okinawa as part of a long-range drill, Taiwan's...

Japan rolls out first domestically assembled F-35 fighter

Japan's first domestically assembled F-35 fighter was unveiled Monday ahead of the delivery by March of two of the aircraft to the Defense Ministry, which plans to deploy them at Misawa Air Base in...

U.S. Marines conducted aviation delivered ground refueling for VMFA-121’s F-35B Lightning II aircraft in...

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 conducted aviation delivered ground refueling with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 11, 2017. That was reported...

U.S. Air Force plans to deploy five RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft in...

The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy five RQ-4 Global Hawks and approximately 105 personnel, currently based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to Yokota Air Base, Japan, from May to October 2017. Summer Global...

US Marines conducted hot-reload exercises with the F-35B Lightning II in Japan

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 conducted hot-reload exercises at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 6, 2017. That was reported by Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. This signified the first time the squadron...